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Your guide to the 3 top spots in Raleigh's East Raleigh neighborhood

Your guide to the 3 top spots in Raleigh's East Raleigh neighborhood
Hummingbird | Photo: Aimee L./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on May 20, 2020.

Looking to uncover all that East Raleigh has to offer? Get to know this Raleigh neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a bar and cafe to a bakery.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in East Raleigh, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Hummingbird

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Topping the list is bar and cafe Hummingbird, which offers coffee, tea and more. Located at 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 111, it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting four stars out of 91 reviews on Yelp. 

This spot, which is nestled in a 1950s-style warehouse, offers Southern-style dishes like smoked deviled eggs, shrimp po'boys and spice-rubbed chicken wings. 

2. Lynnwood Brewing Concern

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Next up is brewery Lynnwood Brewing Concern, situated at 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road, Suite 101 With 4.5 stars out of 81 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite.

The spot offers brews like the Czech Yourself, a sweet and spicy German-style pilsner or an American amber with notes of caramel, apricot and toast. 

3. Union Special

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Bakery Union Special is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 2409 Crabtree Blvd., Suite 102, 4.5 stars out of 33 reviews. 

Debuting in 2018, this bakery offers a small menu, featuring items like grits and greens, barbecue chicken sandwiches and homemade yogurt. There is also coffee, tea, beer and wine. 


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